This is a great Mexican dish for our bigger family. Could be made ahead for potlucks too! This recipe I threw together with what I had on had one night that sounded good together! Could be done with chicken as alternative too. I served this with cooked spinach and put my portion of casserole over the spinach.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until almost browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until beef is browned and onion is softened, about 5 minutes more. Mix water and taco seasoning into beef mixture; simmer until water evaporates, about 5 minutes.

  • Line the prepared baking dish with tortillas and top with 1/2 of the ground beef mixture. Spoon 1/2 of the corn over the beef layer and top with 1/3 of the Cheddar cheese. Crush tortilla chips over cheese layer. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and olives.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; protein 31.2g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 32.2g; cholesterol 105.9mg; sodium 1295.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2016
I changed it up a bit. Substituting macaroni for rice, adding black beans and putting chips on the side as a scoop. It came out really good though! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2016
I changed it up a bit. Substituting macaroni for rice, adding black beans and putting chips on the side as a scoop. It came out really good though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2017
Good quick and easy: the trifecta! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2016
I made it and we really liked it. Even my picky eaters loved it. I made some white Mexican cheese dip and added a drizzle over the ground beef layer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
Good...basically tacos in casserole form. I used Bill Echols' Taco Seasoning I so I used the amount of seasoning and water that I normally use for taco meat. The one thing my husband said it was missing was salsa an addition he placed on his second helping:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2017
I omitted the black olives but otherwise my husband ate the whole thing in 3 days. It was easy and different to have something other than tacos on Tuesday. I did add extra cheese and he ate it with green salsa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2017
I made this the other night instead of tacos because we didn't have enough shells for regular tacos. I was a little skeptical when assembling it but it turned out great! I used up the 4 taco shells I had on hand in place of the tortilla chips and added black olives to the top. All 3 of my boys liked it. I served it with a side of rice and refried beans and it made a great weeknight meal. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2020
Overall, was simple & fun for my 5 yr-old grandson, Joseph, to help. Next time we'll add Rotel ... and jalapenos & sour cream for me ... Oh, he said, "more cheese on his." "I gotcha!" ¡Muy Delicioso! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2020
It was really good. I topped it with Ortega taco ranch sauce and sour cream after it cooled a little bit and also used Doritos instead of regular tortilla chips. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2020
I wish I could have made this recipe exactly as written, but I was having a rough day! I took out a pack of hamburger and didn't realize this recipe called for 2 pounds, not 1! I decided to go ahead and try it, then I found that I also didn't have any diced tomatoes. Not willing to give up, I got a can of black beans to replace. As a personal preference, I didn't use Pam; I used grease from the hamburger. I didn't have enough ingredients to layer, so I only layered everything once. It still turned out spectacular and is definitely a keeper. Thank you! Read More
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